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Evolution is bad science trying to prove there’s no God

Since the issue of Intelligent Design came on the scene, the proponents of the theory of evolution have become defensive, shrill and strident. The main claim is that evolution is true science and everything else is hocus-pocus (religion). It has been said that the greatest blocks to truth are preconceived ideas. The theory of evolution is really poor science based on trying to prove that there is no God. It is full of assumptions and great gaps in evidence which are cleverly filled in by artists whose drawings then become part of the “scientific proof.”Here are a few of the gaps:Consider the eye, an incredibly complex organ that can separate light frequencies into colors, estimate distance, calculate trajectory and point of interception (such as in baseball), and was there from virtually “the beginning.”DNA, the complex code that had to be in the first cells. Mitochondrial DNA studies show that Neanderthal man made no contribution to the human gene pool.The false claim that man is the pinnacle of evolution. Every creature out there can outswim, outrun, outclimb, outfly, outdig and outsurvive any human.The second law of thermodynamics, which is foundational science and is absolutely contrary to the idea of increasing complexity.The incredible set of natural laws which give precise order to the universe.No evidence of the so-called “primordial soup,” and if it did exist, what was its origin.How do you explain the wonderful fine tuning of the environment that is necessary for our existence?The Cambrian explosion.Have you studied probabilities and statistics?Much of what is called science is often just politically correct and suppresses contrary evidence, e.g., global warming, which has good science on both sides.The human perception of beauty and music. “Consider the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of them.”Piltdown man was a hoax.Humankind’s insatiable desire to learn and understand.The “Big Bang” indicates a point of origin of the universe. No more “steady state” universe.Cosmologists now calculate the entire age of the universe at about 14 billion years. That’s not enough time for evolution.Why just primates? How about insects and plants?There are many more gaps, and the whole so-called “fossil evidence” to support evolution of man would not fill a closet. If evolution is the mountain you are determined to die on, so be it. There is a plethora of new science out there, especially cosmological, at which you should look. To censor the exchange of ideas and new science because it seems to be counter to preconceived ideas flies in the face of our concept of freedom. True education looks at all sides of an issue without fear. It takes a lot of faith to accept the incredible odds involved in spontaneous generation.If we are just the product of random chance and there is no God, as you claim, then you’d better be right. What if you are wrong? Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle.


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